Rudy grew up in a steel mill town where most people ended up working, but wanted to play football at Notre Dame instead. There were only a couple of problems. His grades were a little low, his athletic skills were poor, and he was only half the size of the other players. But he had the drive and the spirit of 5 people and has set his sights upon joining the team. Written by
Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>
It's not the size of the dog in the fight, It's the size of the fight in the dog.
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Did You Know?
In the final scene, Notre Dame Sports Information Director Roger Valdiserri is honored with his name on the back of a player's jersey. See more
In one scene, the scoreboard shows Notre Dame vs. Penn State. The only game between the two teams from 1928-1981 was played in 1976 in the Gator Bowl in Jacksonville, FL. See more
You're the only one who ever took me seriously, Pete.
This is one of the few films in which the infamous "Alan Smithee" is given directorial credit for ONLY the commercial TV version. If viewed on VHS, DVD, pay cable etc... David Anspaugh is given his proper credit as director in the opening credits. However the editing for extra commercials on the free TV version is done so heavily -which alters the context- that Mr Smithee is the "director" when this film is shown there. See more
Written by James A. Leyden See more